Phil gains asbestos qualification
11 April 2013
Congratulations to Phil Singleton in the Schal Safety Management team who has achieved P405 certification through the British Occupational Hygiene Society (Faculty of Occupational Hygiene) for Managing Asbestos in Buildings.
Phil joins an elite group of health and Safety Consultants with Schal qualified to manage asbestos and to carry out asbestos surveys in buildings.
Gatwick Airport ready for Airbus A380 services
11 April 2013
Gatwick has become "Airbus A380 ready" with the opening of a stand on Pier 6 specifically designed to handle the world's largest commercial aircraft. Emirates Airlines operated a one off A380 service in to the airport on 26th March 2013 to inaugurate the stand, pending regular services by A380 operators starting in due course.
As one of Gatwick's civil engineering framework partners, TPS provided design support for some of the taxiway and apron modifications necessary to provide access between the runway and the stand, accommodating the A380's 79.75 m (261.6 ft) wingspan - 15m wider than the Boeing 747s currently operating from the airport. In several places flood light columns and other structures were required to be moved, and the taxiway clearance lines along one section of pavement have been realigned to provide sufficient wingtip clearances, enabling the aircraft to be operated safely.
Comic Relief Bake Off
20 March 2013
Cake baking contests in the TPS offices in Croydon and Edinburgh raised £913.04 for Comic Relief on 15th March.
The results, as judged by hungry colleagues, were largely delicious and revealed some hitherto unknown talents both for cake making and decoration.
Exhibition Road wins another award
12 March 2013
Exhibition Road has received a Civic Trust Award, presented at a ceremony at City Hall, Cardiff on 10th March.
The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects of the highest quality design, but only if they are judged to have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.
Schal provided Project Management, Cost Management, CDM-C and also performed a CEEQUAL assessment, awarding the project an "Excellent" rating.
How graduate training can benefit industry
27 February 2013
In 2009 the Security and Explosion Effects Team within TPS championed the case for graduate trainees and developed a Graduate Training Programme (GTP) for its post graduate new starters. With no obvious career progression or development path for people considering a career in security consultancy, the objective of the programme was to develop our people and their skills in a structured and professional manner, tailored to the security arena.
12 February 2013
We have been greatly saddened by the death of Reg Aaron while based in Muscat. Reg joined TPS as an associate architect from Pascall + Watson in 2009 and was working with the Muscat Airport team in Oman.
In the short time he was with TPS, Reg formed some incredibly strong relationships with the team and with our customer and colleagues on the project, gaining enormous respect as the lead face of our Architects and our design on the ground for the buildings we have been working on. His dedication to his professional discipline and to his role in the project was enormous as well as being a good friend and colleague to those around him. Reg will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues in the UK and Muscat to whom we offer our sincerest condolences and thoughts at this very sad time.
David McCullogh to speak at RICS Conference
1 February 2013
Group Director, Surveying Services, David McCullogh will be speaking at the RICS National Building Survey Conference on 25th April; his presentation is entitled "Essential advancements in building regulations". The RICS National Building Surveying Conference 2013 is designed to support members through the development of strategic, technical, legal and business needs for the future.
TPS wins Carillion Gold Target Zero Award
1 February 2013
TPS has been awarded a Carillion Target Zero Gold Award for achieving four years without a lost time incident.
In offering his congratulations, Richard Howson, Carillion's Chief Executive said: "it requires a special contribution from everybody in the team to achieve a record such as this which is truly a demonstration of "Target Zero" in practice". Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to everybody in the team and I look forward to hearing of further achievements".
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